How We Choose Toys

In our house each toys must pass several qualifiers in order to be purchased. We don’t buy just any and every toy they looks bright an colorful. We do have some toys that do not meet all or even any of these qualifications but those were all gifts. Some of our requirements include: 1) Being…

Why I LOVE Consignment Shopping 

We are a one income family. Being a one income family means having to rework some things in our family budget budget. One of those things that has to be figured out is buying clothes, toys, bottles, cloth diapers,and every other space taking thing for our daughter. I love to out the cutest best quality…

It’s awful (not what you think)

Have a daughter with down syndrome is awful. It is awful-ly fun. It is awful-ly wonderful. She fills our days with an awful lot of smiles. She is awful-ly beautiful. She makes me spend an awful lot of time being amazed at what she can do. Im awful impressed with what a good baby she…

A Letter To My Daughter

​ Sweet little jubilee,  When you were born a few people said they were sorry. They said that because they didn’t understand. They didn’t know what you could do. They didn’t know who you were or who you would be. But most importantly they didn’t know your momma loves you more then you will ever…

Bibs and Bottle Nipples

It is about 6 am, I hear the whirling of my daughter’s oxygen concentrator and my husband’s fan from our room. They are both asleep still. As I’m looking around our living room I see so much I need today; pink blankets on the couch, a bird bib or the other couch, gift wrapping from…

How We Got To Holland

I’d dreamed for years of a trip to Italy. I’d spent months convincing him a trip this early was well worth it. I had the guide book. I was learning about the language. I was making plans for everything we would do in Italy. I was research what we would need to pack and purchase…

It Wasn’t My Fault

It isn’t my fault. You let us down, not the other way around. It wasn’t our job to clean up after you. We aren’t responsible for the choices you made. You were supposed to be responsible for us, you weren’t.  You were our parent. As a parent it was your job to protect, not abuse….

I’m Thankful For It

I am thankful for the dishes I do, we have full bellies. I am thankful for my floors to clean, we have a home to live in. I am thankful for my laundry to wash, we have warm clothes. I am thankful for the things I pick up that the cats have knocked down, our…

4 Things I Wish The NICU Nurses Knew

As of today we have been in the NICU for 23 days. I’ve been here at least part of everyday since she was born. Since we’ve been here so long weve had a lot of nurses come in and out. Some of the nurses we have absolutely adored. Some of the other nurses have made…

What if

Today when the Neonatologist came in he asked if we had been told about the surgery.  We had, they told us before she was even born. When we found out about our daughters diagnosis of Down Syndrome and and Atrioventricular Canal Defect the pediatric Cardiologist also told us about the surgery that would fix her…